Yee Said “Nah, who needs another search engine?” To Larry Page And Regretting Now


by casey on October 24, 2010

Consider if your are given an opportunity to become one of the employees of Google back in those days when Google was just started working. Think for a moment Co-founders Sergey Brin or Larry Page offer you to become a part of a new search engine. What would you answer? You would definitely say “Yes”. Almost everyone out of you would answer this question in a “Yes”.

The same situation took place with a developer Ka-Ping Yee and his decision was surely enough for him to regret on.

Ka-Ping Yee and Google co-founder Larry Page met at a party which was hosted by Stanford university friend in 1988. Larry Page offered Yee an opportunity by giving him his business card. The business card was just a “a flimsy bit of paper obviously printed by bubble jet“. Larry Page offered by saying “were hiring“.

Yee’s responded by saying “Nah, who needs another search engine?” and left to gradaute school.

At that time he did’nt know that the company will become bigger enough to reach a total number of employees equal to 23331.

Yee still has Larry’s business card which makes the story a little emotional.

larry page business card

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